7 October 2017

On this day (October 7th)...........................


October 7th 2013.

A Pomarine Skua close inshore at Yakumo 4 years ago today. Still a heavy crop (it was before I got my 500mm lens) and not a good photo by any means but an interesting species that I haven't seen much of . Actually my only real experiences of skuas were on a trip to the Orkneys over 20 years ago.

There were loads of them heading south that day visible from shore, I have no idea why. It wasn't even particularly windy. I saw 3 species of skua at Yakumo that autumn but not one before or since...............

2 comments:

  1. I have only ever seen this species on pelagic trips although they do appear on Lake Ontario in the winter in small numbers from time to time.

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    1. Usually the same here too.............only on pelagics.

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